The Researchers’ Night is an event promoted and financed by the European Commission under its Seventh Framework Programme and by local Foundations.
It takes place every year (since 2006) on the last Friday of September simultaneously in hundreds of European cities (in Piedmont, from 3 in 2006 to 8 in 2011).
2012 will be the 7th edition of the Researchers’ Night in Torino and Piedmont. This year will cover also another region: the Aosta Valley.
‘Aquascience’ is a University of Manchester outreach event run by staff from the Faculty of Life Sciences. It is designed to introduce people to issues related to the pollution of lakes and rivers. Pollution of freshwaters is an important global issue and Aquascience is designed to bring this to the attention of both school children and the general public. This allows them to engage with research currently carried out at the University and to provide a teaching and learning service to schools.
Since 1992, the University Lille 1 develops a cultural policy, dealing with the links between art, science and culture, and mobilizes the academic community along with educative, institutional and associative partners.
This policy results in :
The setting up of a place of reflection, exchange and debate : “l’Espace Culture”
Promotion of scientific culture
Preservation and promotion of the scientific academic heritage
Using traditional media as well as new technologies to reach a large audience
Dealing with all aspects of a subject in a consistent programming during a year
Sensitization to the most contemporary forms of arts
Supporting the amateur practice of arts, independent or supervised by professionals
Promoting the realization of associations’ projects
The “Espace Culture” is a 1500 square meters specific cultural complex , composed of 15 people, engaged in the cultural policy of the university. It is based in the core of the campus and opened freely to everyone.
Why: Scientific communication, understood as the process of public transmission and diffusion of scientific knowledge, holds a key place in the development of society. Campus Gutenberg is created under the convincement that succeeding in a knowledge society goes beyond just communicating scientific results. The communication system is experiencing a transformation in formats and channels which parallels the one in research, creating important challenges to producers and consumers of scientific information.
The project “Il Linguaggio della Ricerca (LdR)” (The Language of Research) is promoted by research scientists of the Bologna Research Area of the Italian National Research Council (CNR) and by the National Institute of Astrophysics (INAF), both of them active within the framework of several scientific disciplines. This project is active since 2003 and has grown over the years with new research scientists, new teachers, and hundreds of high schools students (14-19 years) (see LdR-history).
TU9 is the network of the leading Institutes of Technology in Germany: RWTH Aachen, TU Berlin, TU Braunschweig, TU Darmstadt, TU Dresden, Leibniz Universität Hannover, Karlsruhe Institute of Technology (KIT), TU München, Universität Stuttgart.
The statutory role of TU9 is to “support young scientists and students, particularly through joint (...) international projects such as information about studying engineering and natural science (...)”
With approximately 5 million tobacco-related deaths annually, tobacco smoking is the leading cause of preventable premature mortality in the world. A lot of effort was made to reduce this problem, but a lot of initiatives are still require to increase the number of people decide to stop smoking. The health national system provides an smoking cessation centers to assist smokers, but few know this service.
The Smoking Cessation Center of Catania University, engaged with international clinical research on tobacco dependence, decide to carry out a new strategy to involve the smokers, giving them a specific information and assistance about smoking cessation activities trough media campaign also with new instruments as social networks and forums.
The results of this new strategy is an increment of 55% quit attempts compared to period without press activities.
Each smoking cessation centre can adopt this strategy to improve its results and promote health.